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84 Reviews

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6th February 2018
“Brilliant work completed ontime nice young man”

SALLY

Renault Scenic • Rear shock absorbers (pair) replacement

17th February 2017
“Top job, recommend George to anyone!”

NIKITA

Audi A5 Coupe/Cabriolet • Full Service


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London , 18 years of experience


3rd February 2018
“Dan called to let me know his time of arrival and arrived promptly. Carried out the job efficiently. Pleasant experience. Will use again in the future.

NIMIT

Volkswagen Transporter • Rear shock absorbers (pair) replacement

25th July 2015
“Excellent service. ”

JAMIE

Ford Focus • Pre-purchase Inspection


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Thornton Autos Ltd

Thornton , 20 years of experience


29th January 2018
“Car was fixed quick, only extra cost was an extra part, no labour. Communication was mostly good, would recommend.”

JORDAN

Ford Fiesta • Front shock absorber replacement

23rd September 2016
“Richard was 1st Class job done quickly while I waited”

JOHN

Kia Sedona/Carnival • Front brake pads (all) replacement


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Mjd Automotive

Glasgow , 10 years of experience


23rd January 2018
“Matthew was absolutely fantastic, even when the parts I bought didn't fit he went away and bought the correct parts and fitted them. I don't understand why everyone doesn't use Click Mechanic the service is second to none.”

ROBERT

Renault Trafic • Rear shock absorber replacement

21st February 2018
“Very happy really good mechanic explained everything he was doing if I ever need anything fixed on my car you will be my first choice and I would not be disappointed if the same mechanic Mathew arrived
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FRANK

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Deutschwerx Ltd

Newport , 21 years of experience


22nd January 2018
“Grant was extremely friendly and helpful. He did an excellent job even though it was freezing cold and pouring down with rain he got the job done quickly and hassle free. Will definitely use again. ”

LUCIE

Ford Fiesta • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

8th August 2017
“Grant was punctual, friendly , efficient and I was very pleased with his work. Thank you”

ANNA

Toyota Yaris • Full Service

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Want to learn more about Shock Absorber replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Shock Absorber do?

The shock absorber is a component of the suspension system that evens out the irregularities of the road surface the car navigates. It is mounted on one side to the car's chassis or body and on the other to one of the wheel's wishbones.

Essentially, the shock absorber consists of a tube filled with gas or oil that is compressed by a piston. It essentially dissipates the kinetic energy generated by the road.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Shock Absorber?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through corners or rough services.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a puddle of oil-like fluid underneath the car near a wheel.
  • When the tyres lose touch with the ground after a shock absorption.

When should you consider a Shock Absorber replacement?

Over time, a shock absorber's condition can deteriorate due to the fact that it is in constant use when the car is driven. Eventually, it can be that fluid or gas starts to leak out of the shock absorber which can, for example, be due to a leaking valve inside. A bad shock absorber will cause an unstable ride, through corners.

Equally, it can be that the car rocks excessively when going over humps or when stopping the car, bouncing for a prolonged period after the actual shock absorption.

Issues with the shock absorbers that are not addressed can lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues; among which is excessive tyre wear. It is therefore important to address issues with the shock absorber timely and professionally to ensure an optimal ride and prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with a shock absorber then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the bad shock absorber replaced. Always service the shock absorbers as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Shock Absorber replacement?

  • The mechanic will test drive the car to establish the possible cause of the problem.
  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and shock absorbers in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the worn or broken shock absorber.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

The cost of a shock absorber replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your shock absorber replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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